“Purple Mermaid”



  • Hand painted and felted shawl
  • Materials: silk, merino wool, silk dye
  • Time frame is three weeks



The waves of purple and blue will remind you of your last beach vacation. This scarf is light and warm, so it would be a great accessory for any season.
The creative process included several steps and many hours of enjoyable work.
First, very light silk was hand painted with silk dye and the colors were set by steaming process. They don’t fade, even after repeated washing.
It was felted with fine merino wool and a little bit of rayon to amplify the texture. I wanted to keep it light and breezy, so I didn’t use too much wool and left the painting to be the most important part of this piece.

Felting is an ancient textile art that includes several steps. With the help of soapy water and rubbing, rolling, squeezing, and throwing, emerges a unique garment. When light fabric, such as silk, is incorporated into this process, it is called nuno felting.
The combination of transparent silk and lightly felted wool makes this shawl look very delicate, but it is durable and easy to care of. You can hand wash it in cold water using mild soap. After that, wrap it into a towel and press down to dry. Could be dry cleaned as well.
I will be happy to make a similar one for custom order!
The design could be made similar to the one on the picture, but not exactly the same, because I uniquely hand paint and felt each item.